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A major $120 discount on this fast 1TB external SSD makes it hard to resist

If you’re in the market for more storage during the deals season, this is one of the best deals we’ve spotted for an external SSD so far. You can check out more of the Cyber Monday SSD deals we’ve found so far, but if you’re specifically looking for an external SSD, this is the one to get. This rugged SanDisk SSD is discounted a major 50% down to a price that’s hard to ignore even if you already have plenty of storage kicking around. For $120 on Best Buy, you can grab this Sandisk Extreme 1TB external NVMe SSD and…

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Cyber Monday gaming PC deals: discounts on RTX 30-series gaming rigs and AMD systems

There are Cyber Monday gaming PC deals out there. While you may have been worried that Black Friday would have seen all stock of RTX 30-series gaming rigs perish under the harsh glare of rampant consumerism, the good news is that it’s still totally possible to pick up a great gaming machine, with a healthy discount today. There may even be some retailers who have held back specific machines that we see going live throughout Cyber Monday. It’s worth noting, however, that you’ve still only got a month until Christmas from there, and a lot of full system builds can…

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A massive 4TB NVMe SSD is definitely overkill, but for $250 off I’ll consider it

If there’s one thing PC gamers love more in their rigs than a fancy graphics card, it’s having way more storage than they’ll ever really need. The majority of our best Black Friday SSD deals clock in around 1-2TB, but if those don’t cut it for you, this massive 4TB Sabrent NVMe SSD is worth a look. At $750, this is the Sabrent’s biggest price drop ever. All the best Black Friday PC deals you can grab today.Speaking as someone that’s still rocking a 1TB spinning platter drive, it does seem like a very good time to make the jump…

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Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals 2021: pixel perfect panels on offer

Don’t worry, you’ve not missed the Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals yet. The big day isn’t until November 29, and that will be preceded by the shopping extravaganza of Black Friday from November 26. Realistically, though, we expect to see gaming monitor deals right the way through November as retailers look to shift stock. There are plenty of opportunities for gaming monitor deals, depending on whether you want an ultrawide monitor, 4K monitor, high refresh rate monitor, some combination of all three, or something entirely different. If you aren’t yet sure what you’re after, take a look at our best…

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Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals 2021: mechanical switches for less

Black Friday is a great time to go hunting for a new mouse or keyboard to buff up your PC. You might not even need one—your old equipment could be chugging along just fine—but you want one, for a better look, a better feel, or maybe just because it’s time for something different. Whatever the reason, Black Friday invariably brings serious discounts on mice and keyboards from Razer, Logitech, Steelseries, and many others. Internal PC components can be hard to buy for other people (what kind of motherboard does your brother-in-law really want?) but gaming keyboards and gaming mice make…

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A pile of our favorite board games are on sale for Black Friday

As you’re searching for Black Friday deals on things that plug into your PC, don’t forget the value of unplugging for a while too. Leaving your desktop and playing a game on your dining room table is a great way to spend a few hours, especially if friends or family are visiting. And the board game business is booming like never before, meaning lots of exciting options to choose from. Many of those games are pretty darn pricey, however. A big board game can cost far more than even a new triple-A videogame. So Black Friday is a good time…

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The best Black Friday monitor deal is this fast 1440p IPS display for $280

Shopping for Black Friday gaming monitor deals is a distant cousin of playing bingo, in that both involve hunting for lines of specific letter and number combinations. 27″ 4K VA 144Hz? 24″ 1440p IPS 240Hz? Any winners? Can your eyes still focus?  Let them rest, because I’m calling bingo now on the 27″ Gigabyte M27Q for $279.99 ($40 off the highest recent price) and the similar but pricier 27″ Samsung Odyssey G5 for $399.99 ($100 off the list price). It’s a double bingo! (I don’t think that’s a thing in bingo, but it is in monitor deals.) Both displays feature…

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Forget other Black Friday deals on mice, keyboards & headsets: this is the perfect trifecta

This, right here, is the ultimate peripheral combo you can sill find on sale right now, even though Black Friday is technically over, and we’ll soon be welcoming in Cyber Monday. After rounding up all the best Black Friday gaming keyboard and mouse deals, as well as slamming our main deals hub with countless gaming headset deals, these are the three peripherals that stand out to us as the perfect trifecta.  Scoring a gaming PC deal on Black Friday is great, but it may mean you’re pairing a brand new rig with the same old accessories. A new PC deserves…

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NZXT is selling a powerful RTX 3070 Ti gaming PC for cheaper than expected

Black Friday may have passed by, but the best deals haven’t necessarily gone with it. In fact, there’s a great Black Friday gaming PC deal over at NZXT right now, which shaves off 10% from its gaming and streaming PCs. Now it’s not every day that we’ll talk up a 10% discount, but when you’re spending a couple of grand on a gaming PC, it adds up. In this case we’re talking about the NZXT Streaming Plus PC, which would usually go for $1,999. With NZXT’s Legendary Loot deal, it’s down to $1,799. It’s worth noting you won’t see the…

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Black Friday SSD deals 2021: the fastest PC storage at the best prices

Black Friday weekend is finally here, but don’t worry, the hot deals will continue through to Cyber Monday. That means there are veritable terabytes of super deals on SSDs of all types and sizes. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the solid state scene with a small sub-$100 unit, or going whole-hog with an 8TB beast, we’ve got the deals that can get you set up. NVMe SSDs are the unit of choice these days, offering performance that exceeds that of their SATA counterparts, and this is a great time to upgrade if you’re looking for a serious speed boost….

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This top quality Be Quiet Platinum 650W PSU is $30 off

The humble power supply tends not to get much love. But they’re a vital part of your system, and it’s not recommended to skimp on your PSU, especially if you’ve got a quality system. If you’re stuck with a no name PSU, an upgrade is definitely recommended, and this Be Quiet Straight Power 11 650W Platinum PSU at $105 is a great reason to ditch a low quality no-name PSU and upgrade to something worthy of your rig. The Be Quiet Straight 11 Power 650W is a well built and reliable unit made with high quality components. It comes with…

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Black Friday gaming chair deals 2021: cheap seats, luxury loungers

It’s Black Friday proper people, and that means Black Friday gaming chair deals have taken their seat at the table. For a start, Secretlab, our favorite chair maker, is offering up to $140 off its best chairs. But there’s a lot more out there to pick from, ranging from entry-level butt-parking to literal laps of luxury that’ll set you back four figures, and even a desk-chair combo set. Not all of these chairs are mainstream bargains. The Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody, for instance, costs roughly three times as much as I paid for my first car. Believe it…

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Best Black Friday PC gaming deals: gaming laptops from $790 and RTX 30-series gaming PCs with deep discounts

Now we’re really getting stuck into Black Friday. It’s that time during the Black Friday weekend when we’re at peak discount capacity—every retailer, manufacturer, or seller is looking to shave off a little money to get in on the action. We’ve been searching across the web for the past month to find out where the best deals are on everything a PC gamer could ask for. That means deals on gaming PCs, gaming laptops, gaming monitors, SSDs, VR headsets—you name it, we’ve probably sound something fitting on sale. That said, we’ve been as discerning as ever in our picks, and…

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Black Friday SSD deals 2021: the fastest PC storage for the best price

Black Friday has arrived, and with it comes veritable terabytes of super deals on SSDs of all sizes and kinds. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the solid state scene with a small sub-$100 unit, or going whole-hog with an 8TB beast, we’ve got the deals that can get you set up. NVMe SSDs are the unit of choice these days, offering performance that exceeds that of their SATA counterparts, and this is a great time to upgrade if you’re looking for a serious speed boost. You’ll want to check your motherboard specs to ensure it supports the technology—once you’ve…

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Black Friday Razer gaming laptop deals

Black Friday is the perfect time to bag yourself a new Razer gaming laptop deal. Whether it’s a monster desktop replacement you’re after or a subtle, sleek ultrabook with a little stealthy gaming juice inside it, Razer can deliver. This is a company renowned for creating some of the absolute best gaming laptops, and we were loath to give back those we got to test. Right now, there are some pretty nice discounts on Razer gaming laptops to be found this deals season. Our Black Friday gaming laptop deals page covers other manufacturers tooHere’s our main Black Friday PC gaming…

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Black Friday gaming monitor deals UK: punchy panels for tear-free gaming

Black Friday is finally officially here, and with it, a shining sea of gaming monitors awaits anyone that dares venture forth. This is great news if you’re looking to upgrade your screen to make the most of the latest games. Now really is the best time to go bigger, adopt a speedier refresh rate, or grab an HDR display that’ll make your games pop. If can you find the trifecta, all the better. As ever, our guide to the best gaming monitors is a great place to start if you’re looking to upgrade your current display. Do your research and…

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Where to get salt in Genshin Impact

Wondering where to find salt in Genshin Impact? If you haven’t done much in the way of cooking in Teyvat, you may be stuck trying to find it. Albedo’s story quest requires this condiment, but if, like me, you suddenly realise you don’t know how to get it, this guide has you covered. Now that version 2.3 is here, you can wish for five-star Eula or Albedo on their respective banners. Arataki Itto and Gorou don’t arrive until the second part of the update, so if you’re holding out for one—or both—of these new characters, you’ve got a couple more…

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Black Friday PC gaming deals UK: the best deals on PCs, components and peripherals

We’re almost into the Black Friday weekend proper now, and Thanksgiving Thursday is really when everything kicks off. Every retailer on the planet has been pumping out Black Friday deals since the start of the month, but things are truly ramping up as we hit the double whammy of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. But, given the struggles with supply and shipping, it makes sense to jump on these deals early if you want a chance of bagging your tech before 2022 rolls around. We’ve only seen a few of the deals actually drop in price from their initial listing earlier…

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The 8bitDo Pro 2 controller is great value at $45

The 8bitDo Pro 2 is a wireless and widely compatible gamepad. It works with the Nintendo Switch/Switch OLED, PC, macOS, Android, Steam and even the Raspberry Pi! It has the flexibility of either Bluetooth or USB connections and its retro design with a modern twist makes it a great value controller for $45 at Amazon. $5 isn’t exactly a massive saving, but even at its full price it offers good value. for 10% less? We’ll take it. 8bitDo Pro 2 controller is designed with a retro look and feel. It’s designed with particular attention to the feel of the D-pad…

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Windows 11 review: We like it but you shouldn’t be upgrading today

Windows 11 is officially out, meaning millions of PC owners are free to upgrade today (as long as their computers meet Microsoft’s ridiculously strict system requirements). I’ve been testing a near-final pre-release version of Windows 11 for a while, and I’m here to spread the good news that my computer hasn’t blown up once. Windows 11 is so far a completely non-lethal operating system, which is definitely a good sign, but maybe not enough justification to install it. To make the call on whether other PC gamers should actually install Windows 11 today, I’ve been spending some quality time with…